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captioning funded by cbs it is monday, december 19th, it is december 24th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning: saturday." a winter storm stops last-minute travelers in their tracks, including one nfl team who needed to be rescued after their plane skidded off the runway. u.s./israeli relations continue to fray. what it means for a two-state solution. area prayers for a princess. beloved "star wars" actress carrie fisher is rushed to the hospital after suffering what may have been a heart attack aboard a flight. we will have the latest on her
condition. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. >> home for the holidays. but getting there is hard for many. >> we thought winter storm watches and warnings and even blizzard warnings. >> we are stuck. >> we sat on the car mack two and a half hours. >> 'tis the season for freezing. >> going skiing, great for them. >> to california. woo! >> somebody has to save our skins! >> fans around the world are hoping the force is with carrie fisher. >> fisher hospitalized in intensive care and taken from the plane to the hospital. >> the vikings team plane ran off the runway in snowy conditions. >> has this ever happened to an nfl team? >> everyone is off the plane and no jours. >> the obama administration allowed a resolution condemning israeli settlements. >> the radio city rockettes set to perform at the january
inauguration. some say they don't want any part of it. >> alec baldwin said he would perform on one condition. if he could sing "highway to hell." >> all that. >> that could have been a tap-in with crawford out of the net! >> and all that matters. >> down to seven seconds. he makes a move and dallas beats the clippers in los angeles. merry christmas! >> on "cbs this morning: saturday." >> santa claus is almostdy for his annual trip around the world. he left his home in finland in his sleigh. at the north pole gather the rest of his reindeer and make his final preparations and he sets off to deliver gifts to children around the world. go for it, santa. ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ memories!
merry christmas! ♪ welcome to the holiday weekend, everyone. i'm anthony mason along with alex wagner. we have a great lineup for you this christmas eve and the start of hanukkah. later on, we will show you a unique photo exhibit photographer neil slavens who is known for taking portraits of group and we will talk with him about why these photos captivate him and teach us about ourselves. also the nba takes a shot at boosting viewership by putting you on the court. we will behind the scenes to show how you can now watch games via virtual reality headsets. >> he is known for his work on stephen colbert's late show but now band leader john batiste is here to play us holiday music from his new album. that is ahead in our "saturday session." a powerful winter storm is expected to move across a large part of the country today, making it difficult, if not
dangerous, for millions of holiday travelers. last night, the minnesota vikings football team, their plane slid off the runway and got stuck in the grass during snowy condition at appleton, wisconsin, international airport. players waited for hours before they were able to leave the plane by cherry-picker. defensive end brian robson posted this video to instagram. >> show you what is going on here. holla! woo! how are you doing down there? >> they are in good spirits about it. the airport did not have a staircase high enough to reach the doorway of the plane. there were no injuries. the bad weather caused widespread airline problems on friday. one of the busiest travel days of the season. more than 3,000 flights were
delayed and 200 cancelled. you can see the mess that is stretching from the rockies to the northern plains and over into the midwest. >> it's not just snow and ice. in southern california, heavy rains have residents living near burned hillsides bracing for more mudslides. some hills gave way last week. here is meteorologist ed curran of our chicago station wbbm-tv. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. here is the rain in southern california moving down near san diego now. los angeles will see sunshine today. to the north of there, you can see all of the snow here. this is all part of that system we are talking about. we have winter weather advisories here and winter storm warnings in the pink. tomorrow is when we are really concerned as we have a blizzard warning up here in the dakotas sunday morning to monday morning. 6 to 12 inches of snow and driven by wind gusts to 55 miles per hour. east of there the weather will
be more mild, an ice storm warning northwest of minneapolis and freezing rain on sunday as well. these hazards are on sunday. as is this. a severe weather hazard for sunday with thunderstorms that could reach severe levels, a slight chance of severe in the area you're looking at here. so some wild weather across the nation. be very careful. especially in those areas with a blizzard warning as travel could be very, very dangerous, if not impossible. alex? >> the weather outside is frightful! meteorologist ed curran of our chicago station wbbm-tv, thanks. carrie fisher is hospitalized in intensive care. passengers aboard the plane saying fisher was given cpr and was treated by paramedics. >> they rushed from the back with, i think it was a defibrillator and first aid box and running towards the front. >> fisher is known for playing princess leia in "star wars" movies and including last year's
"the force awakens." sending all of our love to carrie fisher and we will have much on her battle the next hour. this morning, deepening divisions between the u.s. and israeli. on friday, the you allowed the passage of a united nations security council resolution condemning israeli settlements in palestinian territory. it was the first time in decades that the security council was able to adopt a resolution on settlements. >> in the past, the u.s. has used its veto power to block resolutions critical of israeli policies. but as tony dokoupil reports the move reports how raw the feelings remain between president obama and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> reporter: allowing the resolution to pass, president
obama may have gopt tten in a parting shot over netanyahu before leaving office. >> reporter: israeli settlements in the west bank and jerusalem make it hard to negotiate a palestinian state. >> the united states has been sending a message that the settlements must stop, privately and publicly, for nearly five decade. >> reporter: the settlements which are illegal under international law have been the source of friction between president obama and prime minister netanyahu. the vote was temporarily delayed thursday after israeli officials reached out to president-elect donald trump to intervene. on twitter, trump publicly opposed the resolution. after the vote, netanyahu said he is looking forward to working with the incoming trump administration. trump responded by tweeting, things will be different after january 20th, inauguration day. israeli's u.n. ambassador said friday's decision puts a peace deal further from reach.
>> by voting yes in favor of the resolution, you have, in fact, voted no. you voted no to negotiations. >> reporter: and netanyahu for his part accuse the obama administration of failing to protect israeli and colluding with the rest of the security council. netanyahu says israeli will not abide by the terms of the resolution which calls israeli to stop building settlements. palestinian officials, meanwhile, call the resolution a victory for international law. >> tony, thanks. more than a month after he won the race for the white house, donald trump continues to assess the outcome of the election by applauding remarks made by russian president vladimir putin. trump's tweets are sparking a fire storm for democrats and they say a signal of what is to come. errol barnett is in our washington bureau with more. >> reporter: the russian president is embolden and the u.s. president-elect is looking forward to working with him. in fact, when vladimir putin
said democrats humiliated themselves for accusing russia of election tampering, donald trump tweeted so true. a new phase of u.s./russia relations and nuclear policy. in a press conference, svladimi putin wanted to neutralize nuclear weapons. it came on the same day that president-elect trump gave a tv anchor in festive pajamas. >> we will outmatch them in every pass and outlast them all. >> reporter: that phone call clarifyived mr. trump's earlier tweet saying the united states must expanding its nuclear capability until the world comes
to its senses regarding nukes. that tweet dropped hours after putin pledged to enhance his nuclear forces with military advisers. trump's incoming white house press secretary friday reiterated mr. trump's nuclear stance. >> there are countries around the globe right now talking about increasing their nuclear capacity and the united states is not going to sit back and allow that to happen without acting in kind. >> reporter: the nuclear saber rattling isn't being taken literally. >> he is posterring. if it takes a stance saying we are modernize our nuclear arsenal, so tb. >> reporter: also on friday the trump campaign released this christmastime letter from putin to trump hoping to bring u.s./russian collaboration to a equ equal tatively new level. just days after meeting with boeing and lockheed ceos as his resort in mar-a-lago, trump sent
another national security tweet that se sent markets rippling. citing tremendous costs and costs overruns. he took aim at a-list celebrities for wanting tickets to the inauguration after supporting hillary clinton. and speaking of a-list celebrities, president jimmy carter is the only former president who has rsvp'd yes to the president-elect's inauguration and will feature a performance from the new york city rockettes. reportedly any dancers with personal objections are allowed to skip out on that performance. >> errol barnett, thank you. it was a whil wind week for the trump transition team as the days tick closer to the january 20th inauguration. for the latest on the president-elect, we are joined by phillip bump, a political columnist for "the washington post." happy holidays and thanks for joining us. great to see you.
vladimir putin and donald trump, is this tough talk, the beginning of a nuclear arms race and what is happening here? >> i think it seems pretty likely that donald trump is open to the idea of this being a nuclear arms race and we saw what he said on msnbc yesterday. i'm not sure it signals that he and putin are at odds at all. i think both -- donald trump's whole campaign is predicated on this idea of the reagan era and making america great again and that sense. putin would love to have a new cold war to be the contrary polar opposite power in the world to the united states and i think it serves them both well how they see themselves on the world stage. >> it's interesting. i can't recall a russian leader sending a letter to an incoming american president. what do you think putin is trying to get out of this? >> i think putin wants to regain russia's position in the world, right? there are huge sanctions that are imposed against russia after crimea and wants to see those
lifted. obama administration treated china as the main competitor on the world stage. putin wants that to be russia again and i think that he is doing was he can to make that the case. >> there has been a lot of foreign policy development that has been tweeted in 140 characters or less this week. when we talk about the u.n. resolution and u.s./israeli relations, they have been bad a long time and they are probably at a low point at this moment. there is a stark contrast between the position that president obama has taken and the announced position of president-elect trump. what do you read in that? >> it's a fascinating question. we will have to see how it evolve. obviously, once trump becomes president, things change in a lot of different ways, right? i think that the report that you saw earlier was that president obama has long been at odds with president netanyahu. people remember that netanyahu came to the united states and gave a speech against the will of the president to try to get congress to act against the iran deal. there has always been that tension. i think trump has given every indication he will be friendlier
to netanyahu's administration but donald trump who is still a private citizen technical, once he becomes president, interesting to see if that change. >> the obama administration resisted pressure from israeli and public comments by president-elect trump. is this a parting shot by obama at netanyahu, do you think?ore say that this is a position that obama has had his team focused on for some time and this was an opportunity to reinforce that position. >> phillip, the recent cbs news poll has president obama's approval rating at 56%. the highest it's been since december of 2012. do you think that is something at all that president-elect trump might keep in mind? he has been -- he has not directly criticized the president in recent weeks. >> i legitimately don't think that donald trump cares about president obama's approval rating. i think his approval ratizing high because he is not trump or
clinton. quite frankly, i think it didn't do clinton much good that president obama's approval ratizing so high and i think trump will do what he wants to do once he gets in the white house. >> can you recall a time where you've had an incoming president who has been as willing to contradict the sitting president as this one is? >> no, not at all. it is the traditional policy is for the president-elect to be quiet essentially until january 20th and not confuse the world about who america's leader is because the goal is that america hasn't' changed. we are moving forward just with a new leader. donald trump's entire position america will change dramatically and i think why we are seeing why he is doing what he is doing. >> phillip bump, extra points for a christmas eve appearance. thanks very much. the fbi is warning police departments across the country about an isis call for attacks on u.s. churches and other holiday gatherings sites. police here in new york are alert at some of the city's most prominent church like st.
patrick's s cathedral. u.s. offfficialsls say t there crededible threaeat thatat t thr ut in italy. charlie d'agata has that part of the story. >> reporter: one of europe's most wanted men died in a shoot-out, caught by pure chance. italian police approached a man standing alone near a deserted train station and asked for i.d. instead, police say, the man pulled out a .22-caliber pistol and opened fire.
it was anis amri. they say the gunman was germany's terror suspect, without a shadow of a doubt. he had good reason to be confident. amri fingerprints were on file after he spent four years in an italian pretty much for setting fire to a refuge center. just hours after the news of amri's death, isis released a video showing him pledging hi allegiance to the militant group and encouraging him to attack crusade crusaders. critics have called catastrophic mistakes by german police who had monitored amri for months, only to stop their surveillance. merkel is also been criticized heavily for her open-door refuge policy, especially as amri was a failed asylum seeker. dr. phillip langsford from merkel's own party said the system is clearly overwhelmed.
>> we let hundreds of thousands people into the country and this just overstretched our esources, and we have been liberal regarding this. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning: saturday," charlie d'agata, berlin. uber has not announced how or when the cars will be tested. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. buffalo news reports calls for buffalo school member carl paladino to step down after remarks he made about the first family. he served at co-chair in donald trump's new york state election campaign. he suggested president obama should die from mad cow disease
and paladino made insulting remarks about first lady michelle obama. the trump transition team called his remarks absolutely reprehensible and no place. >> first lawsuits have been filed in a deadly warehouse fire in oakland. they describe the warehouse as a death trap that killed 32 people this month. no sprinklers in the building and two stairwells did not lead to an exit. the cause of the fire has not been determined. "the new york times" reports federal investigators are doubling the reward to 25,000 dollars for any leads about an explosion in central park here in new york. the blast happened over the fourth of july weekend and blew off part of a man's leg. police initially suggested it was a malfunctioning firework. there were also indications that someone was experimenting with a homemade explosive. police have no suspects. there have been no arrests. "the philadelphia inquirer"
reports odd odor has been identified. the rotten egg smell has been linked to a nondangerous chemical and not clear what initiated the stink. a local utility confirmed it was not an additive often used in natural gas. billboard magazine is out with its chart toppers for 2016. ♪ >> adele clocks in at number one for a top artist for a record third time. still riding the success of last year's "25" album. she was top artist in 2011 and 2012 and probably forever. justin bieber stands a top spot for hot 100 as he closes out the year with top two singles with "love ourselves," and "sorry."
adele will put out an album and as long as possible at the top of the charts. time to check your wither. coming up, it is late. but it is not too late. anthony mason? i'm just going to direct this towards you. last-minute holiday shoppers are out there and so are stores willing to make a deal. we will look at how retailers are making that final push. >> i want to assure my family, christmas is coming! and it's that timeless tale of green turned to good. charles dickens, "a christmas carol" was published 173 years ago this very week.
for one photographer, when it comes to portraits, the more the merrier. meet a man whose long career has had a different focus. groups of people posed for pos terity. >> it all started with a single pair of shoes. what happened next is an amazing story about the holiday spirit. we will tell you all about it. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday." ,,,,,,,,
we are thinking about those eternal values. for like at least one season during the year, we are thinking about the noble side of human virtue and thinking about what makes us different, what makes us unique. we are thinking about these uplifting virtues like peace and reconciliation and harmony and filled with good memories and have hopes and dreams of the future and the new year. this is the time of the year the noble enlightening uplifting sentiments sometimes are very deep down, come to the surface and i think that is what makes tables, christmas trees, family parties so uplifting. >> you mentioned the pontifax and the pope is talking about immigrants and refuges. you had two refuges families at
catholic mass last year. >> and should have some at midnight mass this year too. >> what is the message you give to folks? >> if you think about this one. what better time to emphasize hospitality. get this one. chesterden? you know the great british writer? he said here is the paradox. the birth of a homeless baby is celebrated in every home in the world. what do we got at christmas? we have a homeless refuge family away from home in trouble, in crisis. okay? and that was the setting in which got sent his only forgotten son. god is using a sledge hammer here to tell you us a message. take these babies in and these families in and take these refuges in. i am one with you, especially for those people who are in trouble and, today, what do we got? we got the immigrants and the refuges. >> it is a season of light, loving and hopefully of community and goodwill. ,,,,,,,,
♪ i don't want a lot for christmas there is just one thing i need ♪ ♪ >> our top story this half hour. the big deal about the end of the holiday shopping season. lots of americans are out looking for last-minute gifts and don dahler says many shoppers are finding some pretty good bargains just in time. >> reporter: 'twas the week before christmas when all through the stores, prices were plummeting down through the floors! >> i feel like everything is expensive these days but what we got here is a pretty good deal. >> reporter: even high-end retailers like ralph lauren and macy's have been offering steep holiday discounts. macy's, for example, cut the price of michael kors handbag
from $368 to $220 and ralph lauren slashed these pants to $198 to $149. anna seraphin of the national federation retail organization says they want to get rid of everything before the new year. >> after christmas 13% of consumers planning to hit the stores and purchase some of these last-minute gifts. >> reporter: and, yet, more americans are shopping online this year than ever before. from november 1st to december 20th, 79.2 billion dollars was spent online. and nearly 11% increase. but all types of shopping will likely exceed expectations. an increase of more than 3.6% last year. target is targeting shoppers with one-day sales and toys "r" us will keep their stores open
for 49 hours and luring last-minute shoppers with deals. >> all i can say, thank goodness. >> i can't imagine who you're talking about, anthony! who would be out on the street looking for last-minute deals? >> to impractical. they say it takes you right off the couch and onto the court. we will look at virtual reality and what could be the future of televised sports. now here is a look at the weekend weather. up next, medical news in our "morning rounds" including troubling news on the deadliest
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time for "morning rounds" with cbs medical contributor dr. tara narula. skin cancer most common cancer in the u.s. is melanoma. it's skin cancer's deadliest form. the american medical association journal of dermatology compared rates from 2009 with rates expected for this year. the journal estimates that over 76,000 cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in 2016. that is 9,000 more cases than in
2009. it also rose to 1 in 54, up from 1 in 58 seven years ago and invasive melanoma the cancer penetrates deeper into the skin and may spread to other areas of the body. what are the risk factors for this? >> important to recognize the risk factors. this is estimated to cause about 10,000 deaths in 2016 alone. the first risk factor is ultraviolet ray exposure or sunlight and can be chronic exposure or intense intermittent exposure and particular in childhood and adolescents if you've suffered several sunburns. the uva damages the uva. there is another type of melanoma accounts for 10%. important to know your family history. light hair, light skin, freckles. those people are at higher risk. in addition if you have called
atypical moles. if you've had a prior history of skin cancer or melanoma, you're at higher risk. >> we know it's important to be vigilant about changes in your skin as far as it concerns melanoma. what specific changes should people be looking for? >> remember a asymmetry. if the lesion is looking ifferent from the other half. b is borders. if the borders are irregular or ragged, that might be concerning. c is for color. so if iit's not a uniform color but variations in the color of the lesions. d is for diameter. the diameter increasing or greater than six millimeters that is concerning. the e is evolution or change. in any shape of the type of lesion that you're looking at. in addition, if it's inflamed, if it's bleeding, crusting, or if you have a lack of sensation in that area that might raise an alarm bell. finally something called the ugly duckling sign. most moles look the same.
so if you see one that stands out as an ugly duckling, point that out. >> okay. look out for that. >> francis, vitamin d is important for everybody but some people have to avoid the sun so dietary options to make up for this? >> absolutely. fatty fish is a wonderful source. and you're going to be getting about 450 ius of vitamin d in three ounces of salmon. canned tuna is another wonderful source and eggs but do not throw out the yokes because that is where the vitamin d is and fortified milk and fortified cereal are also good sources. the american dining room. much has changes over the years including our food preferences. the pugh resource center looked at out americans eating habits have evolved over the decade. in 2016 we preferred more chicken and cheese and sweeteners derived from corn. in 1970 more beef and milk and
cane sugar. what does this mean? >> well, we are changing, but not necessarily for the better. so beef is down. chicken is up. we are eating a ton more yogurt. yogurt consumption is up 1700 percent. >> yogurt observe has a lot of sugar in it, right? >> from 1970. yes. fruit and vegetable consumption are down. we are trading things off and this is what happens. dietary recommendations change so we change with them. but we are sort of, you know, it's really haphazard a little bit the way that we are doing this. so i'd love to see some more progress in the next 30 years when we look at these again. >> fingers crossed. >> what has changed in terms of how much we eat? >> not a pretty picture. so in 2010 we consumed with 2,500 calories and norn we nemo
need on a daily basis and up since 1970. male needs about 2,400 calories a day and female 1,850 calories a day and more than we need to maintain our weight. the ratios are shifting so about 46% of our calories from flour, grains and fats and oils and only 8% from fruits and vegetables. >> the number 457 more stal callerys is huge than 1930. >> we are getting all of these great pieces of bad news and high calories at the peak of the holiday season. what is family to do? >> remember moderation. you can enjoy the holiday treats but pick your favorite. pick your favorite and move on. then what i always try to encourage people to do is take the family favorites and try them with whole grain flour, half of it. i just made these snicker doodle and subbed half of the white flour for whole wheat flour and
turned out perfectly. >> i'm going to indulge with our chef who is coming up in a moment. i'll have to take the exception now! thank you both for joining us. up next from wide screen hd to vivid 4k. innovations of broadcasting have brought us to the action sports. get ready for the next big thing. some are broadcast in virtual reality and we will show you what happens when you strap on the headset. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday." \ [ cough ]
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games tomorrow may not even have the best view? dana jacobson got a look at how the nba is bringing the arena experience to fans, when fans can't get to the arena. >> thanks to virtual reality technology, fans who might never have a chance to get to an nba game can now feel like they are in the stands or even courtside. all you need is a subscription to the nba league pass and a virtual reality headset like this one and the free app on your smartphone. you click it in and away you go! even the casual basketball fan is used to seeing this. >> anthony throws it down! >> reporter: the nba is upping its game. giving fans a whole new perspective. >> they can go inside like that. >> reporter: the players are like there. i should be touching them? but i'm not. it's so clear. i don't know how to describe it. it's just unreal! >> traditionally sport has been watched on a flat screen and now for the first time in history, we take you inside the screen in
a way that you've never been able to do. >> danny keens is nba digital partner in a weekly virtual reality broadcast. >> whoa! >> we differ from television. we have to be better than television and we can't be at the game. it has to be better than being at the game. >> reporter: what was like for you the first time you watched that. >> i was nervous and then really excited. i saw it really come together. >> reporter: jeff who head the adventure for the nba learned a lot from last season's one-game trial. >> we set a camera at a courtside table and just, you know, intermediate. no real production. nothing really more than just filming and capturing. but when we watched the experience, we were blown away. >> reporter: but to broadcast a game each week, the league realized it needed to do more. >> it's not enough simply to put the camera down and walk away. what we discovered you do need
the context that you get from some of the more traditional things you see in television. >> reporter: that means an entire broadcast crew, up to eight on manned cameras with 180-degree views are set up throughout the arena, including one on the stanchion of each basket and one center court on the scorer's table. >> this is actually brought on. this is your left eye. >> reporter: does it combine in my brain? >> yeah. it combines actually in the headset so that gives you the depth of 3d because each one is slightly off and in the headset it puts it back together and it gives you the sense of 3d world. >> gets a three-ball. too strong. >> one of the cameras we have is under the basket on that stanchion. that is a seat you can't purchase. no tickets for that position. in last week's game, there was a moment when lebron is running down the court right at you and you feel like, oh, man! he is coming at me! the hair raises on your arm.
it's pretty xexciting. >> in a regular broadcast you're not saying look to your left, the right. >> reporter: to a game is cut. >> ready? >> reporter: even the graphics you see. >> look at the early numbers. >> reporter: once the headset goes on, it is all designed to keep fans engaged. >> there is no multitasks. there is no facebook or twitter. there no checking e-mails. so you become fully engaged in the content in a way that you've never been engaged so you're 100% committed to watching the game. >> reporter: the league is not releasing specific numbers but tell us people are watching these virtual reality games. what is next? the nba and next vr said the technology is rapidly improving to he so they expect the quality of the images like the ones you guys are seeing and the number of broadcasts to just grow. i have you looking because that video doesn't translate but the reactions do. you have to tell us what -- >> the ref almost just fell in my lap. >> crazy. >> i will never be on the court with lebron james and this is
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here is your wreath back. now out, out, out! >> it's a holiday story that has been told countless times. >> hum bug. >> in countless ways. >> ow! >> charles dickens "a christmas carol" was first published in 1843. at the time he was an established literary firg. in need of money to sport a growing family he wrote about the redemption of the money learned ebenezer scrooge. the book was an instant hit and remains so popular that ten years later, dickens bucked victorian conventions and gathered the crowd together to audiences. >> during the time it was regarded as a demeaning of one's art to read one's work publicly. >> i'm the ghost of christmas
past. >> reporter: but his readings weren't so popular. >> it's over three hours and people were expiring in their seats. >> reporter: so dickens created this with edits and cues handwritten into the margins by dickens himself. >> dickens was rewriting a christmas carol for public reading purposes and we see what he considered worthy of keeping and worthy of deletion. >> reporter: the manuscript which goes on display each year at the new york public library bears notes such as tone to mystery. the prompt appears before scrooge's former encounter with his ghost partner jacob marlee. it allowed dickens to add drama to his readings but after years of reading the christmas classic aloud, dickens had the piece memorized and the prompt became a show piece.
>> come out and make a big show of opening this volume and then make a big show of closing it. then he just give forth. and he would improvise every reading. >> reporter: on the book's final page, one passage is underlined likely so dickens would emphasize it during a reading. a christmas carol's closing word. >> god bless us, everyone. >> god bless us. >> god bless us, everyone. >> god bless us. everyone. >> reporter: the book will be on display at the new york public library until january 9th and i will flock to see it! >> it's so much fun to see it. a lot of people don't realize that dickens had an extensive speaking tour in the u.s. very popular. >> who knew? it's a criticism wondhristm. ahead we go behind the scenes at a company that puts some of the magic into the holiday season here in new york. for some of you, your local news is next. for the rest, stick around. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday."
♪ listen. you don't have to worry about money either. he was accepted on his second attempt to the active studio. the prestigious acting school where stars like marilyn monroe, jack nicholson and newman learned the craft. started his first role "panic in needle park." but it was his next role as michael corleone in "the godfather" that served notice to the world. al pacino had arrived. director frances ford coppola described his magnetic quality. a smoldering ambience. >> frances wanted you. why did he want you? >> you'd have to ask him. the head of paramount, they didn't want brando or they didn't want me either.
frances said they're going to let him go and i want him. so i showed him the scene in the restaurant. >> what's most important to me is that i have a guarantee -- no more attempts on lives. >> what guarantees can i give you, mike? >> then michael shoots both of them. that scene came up. it kept me. >> i want you to help me get my revenge. >> reporter: pacino revised the role in "godfather 2" and "godfather 3." >> just when i thought i was out, they pull me back in. >> his sex appeal made him a star. >> vanity is definitely my favorite sin. >> in all, he's been in close to 50 films. >> i don't know how to do anything else. >> neither do i. >> and countless plays.
♪ welcome to "cbs this morning: saturday." i'm anthony mason. >> i'm alex wagner. coming up this half hour, time to celebrate this weekend. it's not just christmas eve, it's also the first day of hanukkah. ahead we look at how often that has occurred and inside a company tasks with dozens of cities each year. >> one is not enough when it comes to his portraits. meet the photographer who specializing in photographing groups of similar people. see the hidden messages he sees and find out what it tells us about ourselves. >> john batiste, band leader for stephen colbert's late show is here to rein in the special
weekend with songs from his holiday album and they are jams. he'll perform ahead in our "saturday session." >> christmas weekend brings wintry weather for a large part of the nation. snow, ice, and rainstorms move from the rockies to the east coast. in wisconsin on friday, the minnesota vikings football team plane slid off the taxiway at appleto international airport. the players had to be removed by a cherry picker. there were no injuries. >> that has to be a first. air travel slowed to a crawl on friday. one of the busiest travel days of the season. more than 3,000 flights were delayed and more than 200 others were cancelled. heavy rains in southern california have residents living near burned hillsides bracing for more mudslides. homeowners are trying to avoid a repeat of last week's damage when the hills gave way. more from meteorologist ed curran of our chicago station wbbm-tv. >> here are the rains in southern california moving south
of los angeles. l.a. will actually see sunshine today. snow to the north with winter weather advisories through the bluish area here. winter storm warnings in the pink area. that is later on today, into tomorrow. but tomorrow, that is when we have a blizzard warning up in the dakotas here. 6 to 12 inches of snow, maybe more in some areas. 55-mile-per-hour wind gusts. and then east of there, where it's a little more mild, ice storm warning up here northwest of minneapolis and freezing rain advisory through this region here. and believe it or not, the chance for severe thunderstorms. we have a slight chance for severe thunderstorms in the yellow area, most of this is for damaging winds from those thunderstorms. so the system tracks saturday, into sunday across the nation with your blizzard warning up here on sunday. some wild weather as you try to travel this holiday weekend. >> wild, indeed. ed curran of wbbm-tv, thanks.
the fbi has notified police departments across the country about an isis call for attacks on u.s. churches and other holiday gatherings sites. police here in new york are on alert at some of the city's most prominent churches like st. patrick's cathedral. friday's online posting follows the assassination of the russian ambassador in turkey and the deadly truck attack in berlin, germany. u.s. officials say there is no credible threat that they are aware of. they are putting law enforcement on notice out of an abundance of caution. "star wars" actress carrie fisher is in intensive care in a los angeles hospital this morning after suffering a possible heart attack on a flight from london. costars and fisher's massive fan base are sharing their thoughts and prayers on social media. ben tracy has the latest. >> reporter: carrie fisher was traveling from london to los angeles when she went into cardiac arrest on friday. >> we have an unresponsive passenger. they are working on her right
now. >> reporter: a filmmaker sitting in first class near fisher tweeted that the 60-year-old actress appeared to stop breathing and said members of the united airlines flight crew, along with a doctor and nurse on board, offered assistance and cpr. >> they rushed from the back w i think it a defabribrillator and first aid books and running towards the front. >> reporter: the plane was met by paramedics when the plane landed in l.a. and took her to a local hospital. >> if money is all you love then that is when what you'll receive. >> reporter: when the world first got to know carrie fisher she was already royalty. princess leia in the 1977 film "star wars." she went on to play the iconic role three more times, including just last year in "the force awakens." >> our sister is the next target. >> below it up. always way to do that. >> hans is right. >> reporter: i think you have the same eyes as your mother. >> reporter: she flirted with warren beatty in "shampoo."
>> no, they are not! i'm not like my mother! >> reporter: and was meg ryan's gal pal "when harry met sally. >> owe he just spent $120 on a new nightgown for his wife. >> i don't think he is ever going to leave her. >> reporter: in edition to appearing in dos of films and tv shows she was a prolific screen writer and author and often writing about her personal struggles, including bipolar disorder and addiction to drugs. she told "cbs this morning: saturday" writing is better than life. >> life doesn't fall out like an entertainment. >> it really doesn't. and i like being able to make it go the way that i want. since i haven't been able to do that in my actual life, please let me do it in the way that i write. >> reporter: fisher was flying back from london on friday where she was promoting her latest
book, "the princess direst." for "cbs this morning: saturday," ben tracy, hollywood. >> very distressing news. >> very distressing. she has had an incredible career and we hope it continues. >> sure do. >> with the same passion that it has. the new york jets may be without their head coach today in the game with the patriots. jets coach todd bowles is hospitalized what the team described as undisclosed illness. bowles did not travel with the game in new england in foxborough, massachusetts. they say bowles is in stable condition but uncertain if he would eventually join the team in time for the game. >> this square is crowded about christian pilgrims this morning. tourists lined up at the site believed to be the birth place of jesus christ. the israeli occupied town on the west bank is drawing large crowds this christmas. palestinian security forces and city workers are making final preparations ahead of christmas eve celebrations today. >> tonight is the first night of
the jewish holiday hanukkah. the fourth time since 1900, the start of the eight-night festival coincides with christmas eve. the last time it happened? 1978. it is the result of the between the jewish calendar and the more commonly used calendar. the holiday can start as early as batiste and i have committed to a charity basketball game against joe biden and president obama. it looks like it's happening because john and i are in.
and that is half. 50% is pretty good. obviously, it's for charity, too. for the kids. we don't know what kids or who. you know? it's for kid or former kid. and joe biden was on and he is like, i'm in but he is covering me, ed. he doesn't want to cover batiste. so now we are just waiting for the leader of the free world. he is probably got time. he'll have a lot of time pretty soon. >> does he have to play as president or could he play as ex-president? >> he could play as ex-president. that would be fine. >> you can see more of john dickerson's interview with stephen colbert tomorrow morning on "face the nation" on cbs. you can see more of john batiste on this show. not playing basketball. >> a double-header! >> a little later in the broadcast. time to check your weekend weather.
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well, the holiday shopping season is fast coming to a close. the twinkle and glow of holiday decorations will linger a bit longer. >> once again stores and office buildings in new york went all out to show their holiday spirit and again turned in one place in particular to make the magic happen. michelle miller hat story. ♪ >> reporter: in mid-town manhattan last month, saks fifth avenue turned into a land of a thousand delights. that is the theme of the show running every ten minutes each evening from now through the new year. the display of 225,000 programmable lights, strobes, crystals took 11 months to produce and six weeks to install. ♪ >> welcome to american
christmas. >> reporter: this is it! i mean, this is my dream. you understand? >> this is a christmas wonderland for sure. >> reporter: it really it. and it started here with fred scham and his company american christmas. >> this is a wreath that will hang in the general motors building on fifth avenue. >> reporter: we visited back in october just days before these treasures were trucked down to manhattan. >> the building is 110,000 square feet and it is filled with every type of christmas decoration and display that you could imagine. >> reporter: candy canes! >> these are -- >> 57th street. >> these are 18 foot tall candy canes that hang at 9 west 57th street. this is a section of the 72-foot half round tree that gets mounted on the facade on the marquee at radio city. >> reporter: the full tree is wired with 10,000 l.e.d. lights and it took 25 people to build and 40 people to install.
>> we close three lanes on sixth avenue and work overnight and overnight, christmas happens at radio city. >> reporter: his clients are a who's who of retailers up and down fifth avenue. and in 30 cities around the country. like cartier. >> we decorate them with giant bow and rhythm and the panthers are a part of the cartier marketing so we have these lit panthers climbing up the building and sitting on the ledges. we have thousands upon thousands of ornaments and novelties and florals and ribbons and it puts us in position to always offer unique custom displays to all of our clients. >> so organization is key? >> oh, i think our ability to organize all of these different materials and elements is critical to our success. >> reporter: the company was a present of sorts from his father when he was a month away from
graduating college. marvin was a commercial artist and specializing in artificial plant and flower arrangements and he had a small christmas division. were you one of those kids who said i am not going in the family business? >> as a kid, it was not my intention and even while i was in college, it was not my intention. >> reporter: so what sold you? >> it was really a matter of my father's circumstances changes in that he sold this larger corporation and the company that he sold to was simply going to liquidate the inventory of the christmas division. >> reporter: you were like, wait a minute, that is the heart of the business? >> right. we felt like there was an opportunity. so i bought back the christmas division from the company that my father had sold. >> reporter: is it safe to say that you've built this business to the point where it's even bigger than the original business? >> for sure. >> reporter: for years, swham worked hard to build american christmas. >> i literally walked every block of manhattan and called every that i could possibly
call. it took a number of years but, slowly, but surely, i started to gain a clientele. >> reporter: he got his big break in 1997 when radio city and rockefeller center got on board. you know what you could have said, fred? take a look around me! why wouldn't they hire me? >> we try to just, you know, give our clients a sense for what we are capable of and talk a little bit about our experience and hopefully that will provide comfort and influence them to engage with us. >> reporter: how far do you go? >> you have to go big or go home. >> reporter: mark is president of saks fifth avenue. what does american christmas bring that nobody else does? >> they bring that elevated energy and they bring something. they know how to do and it the goal was to bring joy and joy is a big word this year. really, i think, everyone needs it. >> reporter: including this family. >> it's fantastic. you only see something like this in new york city. >> it's beautiful. it's amazing. >> it gives you that christmas
feeling. that feeling of being a family, that good feeling on the inside. >> reporter: his employees seeing their work on display as much as everybody else. it must be thrilling when the lights turn on and the onlookers with there and their response to what you and your team have created. >> yes. for myself and for my entire team, watching the reaction of the people on the streets and watching literally thousands of people taking pictures in front of our displays, it's a great thrill. ♪ >> reporter: for "cbs this morning: saturday," michelle miller, new york. >> not a lot of people who have a job like that where they get that much public appreciation." it's true. i think this is the year i finally get a cartier panther, anthony. i have high hopes. >> i hope so! >> santa is coming down the chimney with one. >> i'm on santa's side. i think you deserve it. in this age of the selfie, a photographer with a far
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♪ in his 50-year career, photographer neil slaven has taken pictures for esquire, rolling stone and oprah magazines among many. he is best known for his group portraits, images of people gathered with their tribe, their class, or their club. in a new retrospective of his work shows what a powerful portrait it is of all of us. >> reporter: what happens when a
group of people come together for a photograph? >> the first thing that happens, it's a commemoration of some kind. but when an organization or a club gets together for a picture, it's a celebration. just reshot the same picture. >> reporter: neil slaven has been photographing groups for more than four decades. this is his portrait of a custodial staff at stone hinge. a group of pub owners in new york. the masseuses at the elizabeth arden salon. at new york's lawrence miller gallery, the centerpiece of the new xicket neil slaven, a 40-year chronicle of groups and gatherings is a portrait of new york hot dog vendors. >> i love the four faces of these men. >> reporter: one thing i love about this photograph is you probably would never take those four faces and put them together in any other circumstance.
>> no, no. they sell hot dogs. that is their togetherness. >> reporter: many of his pictures have been taken with a giant 20x24-inch polaroid camera. he started focusing on the subject in 1973. >> just something about it just struck me and i said i got to do this. >> reporter: his first shot? the international twins association in muncie, indiana. >> and after that picture, that was it. that really clenched it for me, you know? people say they are funny, they are quirky, they are filled with humor. for me, they are filled more with sociology. so this is the electrolux sales convention photographed in the grand ballroom of the old waldorf astoria. to get invited to the convention and wear a blue jacket at that
time you had to have sold 50,000 worth of vacuum cleaners. >> reporter: wow. >> as you notice, all of the wives are seated. >> reporter: yes. >> and so, again, anthony, it's a sociological document of a time capsule how we felt at that time. >> reporter: a lot goes into the work of each picture. >> we photographed the new york stock exchange in stack of you. we spent 14 hours just light it. i some somewhere like five minutes or less to photograph them just before the bell rang. and somehow we got it. >> reporter: you can't make a moment like this happen. >> you can't. this only happened in one frame. >> reporter: one frame? it happened the day he shot a group of zookeepers in britain. >> suddenly, the elephant just put his trunk down and gave him a kiss on his cheek! i saw it! i said, i can't believe it! i just pressed the button. >> reporter: and you've continued to do this throughout your career?
>> after i finished each series, i say no more. >> reporter: but again and again, neil slaven has been drawn back to how we look when we gather in groups. >> i think it's a very afirming experience just to look at all of these groups and you get this feeling of this is humanity. >> reporter: this show runs until the end of the year. "the new york times" called it one of the four not to miss photography shows in the city this season. if you're around, you really should catch it. he fixes the locations but never arranges the people. he lets them arrange themselves and the hierarchy is natural in each photographer. very cool. gifts of all kinds will be exchanged this weekend but none more needed pouring into a los angeles school. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday." ♪ step on my blue suede shoes
you can do anything but don't step on my blue suede shoes ♪ >> reporter: mavis' distinctive voice continues to attract all-star collaborators. jeff tweety produced a grammy winning album for her. before that, prince wrote two albums for her. and before that, another songwriter had an even stronger attraction to mavis. ♪ >> reporter: is this the mavis that bob dylan fell for? >> ah! [ laughter ] whatever! why you want to do that? see? you made me sigh! no. dylan fell for this mavis. >> reporter: that mavis? >> yeah. >> folk songs and more folk
songs. >> reporter: it was 1962, they met on a television show. >> bob dylan. the staple singers. >> reporter: dylan would propose. mavis would decline. did you ever explain to him why you turned him down? >> i told him. we were too young! >> reporter: but this past summer, dylan invited mavis to open for him on tour. >> i said, i'm so glad to see you! i've been wanting to see you, bobby, i've been wanting to see you for so long. he said if you married me, you would see me every day. i said don't do me like that. >> singer/songwriter mavis staples. >> reporter: her remarkable, nearly seven decade career was honored this month at the kennedy center. >> with her music, she serves god with all her soul and yet, is, herself, a godess of sole . ,,,,,,,,
♪ we begin this half hour with a tale of generosity. perfect for this holiday weekend. monday on "cbs this morning," we heard the story of a los angeles area physical education student whose young student couldn't afford a simple pair of sneakers and he wasn't the only one. >> the teacher wrote it on facebook and it went viral and now the footwear is flying in. ben tracy has the latest. >> ready! set! go! >> reporter: samantha ford teaches physical education at several schools in santa clarita, california. earlier this month, she noticed
some of her students at cedar creek elementary were lacking something pretty basic. >> i see kids running in sandals or shoes that have holes or a couple of kids with a hot glue gun the sole on every single day. tell your teammates good job. >> reporter: ford asked one little boy who was wearing boots if he had running shoes. >> the boy said, these are the only shoes i have. and the boots were old and ratty and worn out, and it just hit me really hard! >> reporter: so she went home and posted about her conversation with the boy on her facebook page. within hours, one of her friends bought the boy new shoes. it didn't stop there. suddenly, she had hundreds of pairs of shoes lined up in her classroom, donated by friends, strangers. >> oh, my gosh! how are you? >> reporter: and someone she hasn't seen in years. >> i can't believe you're standing here! it's crazy! >> reporter: ford's favorite teacher from her high school days dropped off on to drop off
some shoes. >> whenever i see a former student that is, you know, doing something that is showing generosity and care for the community, it makes my heart sing. >> reporter: nd then an alumnus of the school showed up, trevor brown, a catcher for the san francisco giants. tyler glass now who pitches for the pittsburgh pirates, he grew up in the area and he has pledged 30 pairs! 7-year-old jesse valencia says he has always been a fast runner, but with new shoes, there is a new spring in his step. >> i wanted to pick them up because i ran so fast and they make me run so fast more. >> reporter: julie is happy to berunning with him in her new rainbow colored kikx. >> i like them. so comfortable. >> reporter: so far more than 400 pairs of shoes have been donated. so many that each kid in sherri ramsey's second grade class got a pair too. >> there was so many choices for them and shopping and so many choices for them. >> for some of these kids this
is their first pair of shoes in so many years. >> reporter: answer with those new shoes is a new sense of gratitude. >> dear miss ford. thank you for the new shoes. at my home, my shoes are old and i need new shoes. he gave me one of the best hugs i've ever had. he knows how to hug. so great, so excited. >> reporter: ford says she is close to providing new sneakers for all 485 students for this school and collecting shoes for two other schools nearby. a gift she hopes will keep on giving. for "cbs this morning: saturday," ben tracy, los angeles. good for her, huh? >> and nothing like getting a real hug from a happy kid. >> nothing like getting a new pair of shoes too! >> they are equal and a great story. here is look at the weekend weather.
up next, "the dish." a true legend of the restaurant world. long ago, he pleneded his classic french training with the flavors of asian cue keen and launching a food revolution and restaurant empire. we will sample his special holiday menu next on "cbs this morning: saturday." ♪ it's the most wonderful time of the year ♪
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restaurant and he soon found himself working there. >> he would apprentice with france's greatest chefs and began to open restaurants of his own around the worl. now head of a true restaurant empire with dining establishment from paris to tokyo, shanghai, to new york. still an active chef, one of the most influential on the planet. welcome to "the dish." thank you for being here, chef. what a beautiful table. >> stunning. >> tell us what you brought for us. >> it's christmas, you know? so we are celebrating dessert and strawberry and marshmallow and chocolate pudding with whipped cream on crystallized gems. we have red and stripe and yellow with cranberry and ginger. >> so festive. >> some mushroom, bacon, mushroom with wine sauce. the main course is a rack of
lamb. >> wow. >> dusted with a black mushroom, could be any mushroom. >> beautiful. >> just roast it together. >> what is the green sauce? >> leak. >> gorgeous. >> my favorite dish for christmas! just a simple steamed lobster with lemon and butter! >> chef, tell us -- let's start from the beginning. what were the holidays like in your household? >> it was a whole week celebration. i mean, we fortunate. i had a brother and sister. by the time we were leaving the grandparents and we were all together. very festive. a lot of good food. >> a lot of flavor. >> a little flavor. cabbage and potatoes and pork. >> you were telling us that you started throwing parties for your brothers and relatives when you were really young? >> that is correct. my first party was organized for
my younger brother. i was 5 1/2. lighting, music, you know? cake. >> you had the touch even then? >> i read you were also known as the palette among your family members? >> black dust. i was spending more time in the kitchen. my mother and grandmother call me and say ready to go? >> we mentioned your 16th birthday party when your parents took you to a very prominent restaurant. how big of a moment was that for you? >> i was supposed to go to engineering school and take over the business for my father. i hated it. >> you hated it? >> on my 16th birthday they took me to this restaurant. >> you were home it was in '73. we never go to a restaurant and eating at home all the time. i thought this is it. >> it unlocked something for
you? >> opened up something in my head. this is the business i want to be in. >> one of the things i love most about your restaurants, the rigor in terms of the tradition, the taste. there is also a variety of sources that you're pulling from. you travel throughout asia. >> that is correct. >> a lot of your food is from cues from flavor over there. tell us about that. >> france and leon. i spent about seven years probably most of my life in asia, bangkok, singapore, hong kong, japan. it changes your palette. >> sure. >> lemon grass, ginger, chiles. just absorb all of the ingredients and when i arrive in new york in '86 i started mixing, you know, not too many people using ginger all the time. >> not at all. >> or lemon grass or chile. >> i read when you came to new york you took a course at hunter college in how to run a small business. >> that's right. i left school at 16 to open a business. it was a crash course. three months.
i was sitting with kids. i was already 33. i was like kind of embarrassing but you know? >> amazing! you're a quick study, quite obvious. as i pass you this dish, chef, i must ask you the question ask all of the wonderful culinary minds that come on here. if you could share this meal with any person from the past or the present, who would it be? >> probably my family. i would invite you too! >> merci! >> thank you. you can use your hand, actually. >> oh, okay! >> we have been standing ceremony but no longer. for more, head to our website. ahead, a special holiday edition of our "saturday session" with jon hn batiste. he and his band are here to ring in the saturday with holiday tunes. it's coming up next on "cbs this
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